I am a fully qualified integrative child and adolescent counsellor. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Masters in Applied Psychology specialising in cross-cultural psychology. I have a vast experience in working with migrant children and adolescents, including the impact of acculturation.
In addition I have training in working with parents, helping them to better understand their children’s behaviour and gain confidence in managing it.
In my approach to children and adolescents, I draw on person-centred and play therapy to discover the most adequate way to work with my clients’ difficulties.
I am a professional member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics, maintaining confidentiality and following relevant safeguarding procedures where necessary. I hold full professional liability insurance and an up-to-date DBS (Disclosures and Barring Service). To ensure best practice, my work is overseen by a clinical supervisor.
Prior to my counselling career, I have worked for eight years in the corporate world. I volunteered on the board as Chief Development officer of the Polish Psychologists’ Association in London. I have been involved as a creator and facilitator in many educational projects for the Polish community in the UK and other international projects.